Aaron Wernham Montana's Uninsured Rate Steady, Medicaid Expansion Beneficial, New Studies Say By Eric Whitney • Jun 18, 2018 Montana Healthcare Foundation Listen Listening... / 5:00 Montana's uninsured rate steady, Medicaid Expansion Beneficial, New Studies Say A report being released today says Montana’s uninsured rate is staying steady at about half of what it was before Medicaid expansion started in 2016. It says just under eight percent of Montanans now lack health insurance. And, one of the studies outlines what it says are clear benefits to the state as voters and state lawmakers are considering whether to end Medicaid expansion. $2 Million Grant Targets Montana's Worsening Opioid Crisis By Edward O'Brien • Apr 19, 2018 Eric Norris (CC-BY-2) Listen Listening... / 2:46 $2 Million Grant Targets Montana's Worsening Opioid Crisis The Trump administration this week released almost $500 million to combat the nation’s opioid crisis. Montana’s share of that federal funding from Health and Human Services is $2 million, the same amount it received last year. Medicaid Expansion Stimulates Montana Economy, Report Shows By Eric Whitney • Apr 11, 2018 Listen Listening... / 10:40 Medicaid Expansion Stimulates Montana Economy, Report Shows Medicaid expansion in Montana is expected to cost the state more than $58 million annually in a couple of years. But, a new economic analysis says the healthcare program in on track to pay for itself by then through savings in other parts of the state budget and increased economic activity.